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Neurointerventions, Crime, and Punishment: Ethical Considerations

Jesper Ryberg


Can it be justified to use neuroscientific technologies for influencing the functioning of human brain as a means of preventing offenders from engaging in future criminal conduct? This is indeed a highly controversial question and one which has a dark prehistory. Moreover, it is also a question that has attracted recent optimistic attention from researchers across different scientific fields. The purpose of this book is to consider various ethical challenges surrounding this question. More precisely, the author discusses issues such as, Is it morally acceptable to offer more lenient sentences ... More

Keywords: neurointerventions, crime prevention, punishment, criminal justice, treatment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190846428
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190846428.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesper Ryberg, author
Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Law, Roskilde University, Denmark